Top Addiction Counselors in Commerce City

Colorado Springs is the second-most populous city in Colorado and the largest city in Adams County, itself the state’s fifth-largest county. It’s not surprising, then, that Colorado Springs has a substance abuse problem. Colorado’s drug overdose death rate is fairly low among the states—only 29th—but it is still many times what it used to be. In 1999, it was less than one-third of its 2020 rate. One reason is fentanyl. The dangerous synthetic opioid, 50 times more potent than heroin, is frequently added to or substituted for other harder-to-obtain drugs without the buyers’/users’ knowledge. From 2015 to 2021, fentanyl deaths in the state increased from 41 to 643, amounting to about half of all overdose deaths. Even Commerce City, the state’s 18th largest city, with a population of 66,372—less than one-tenth of Denver—is not immune. In February 2022, five people were discovered dead in a Commerce City apartment from snorting cocaine laced with fentanyl. To end substance abuse, you must end demand. That means prevention and treatment. Even though Colorado has the highest rate of people with unmet addiction treatment needs, treatment is available. Here are some of the top addiction therapists in Commerce City, Colorado.

1. Levon Hupfer, MA, LAC, Galvanize Counseling

Levon Hupfer is a licensed addiction counselor and the owner of and a counselor at Galvanize Counseling. He completed his master’s in human services from Liberty University in 2010. He is also an allied professional member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a lecturer in psychology at Colorado State University. A therapist since 2005, he specializes in addiction counseling, couples therapy, and trauma. His treatment methods include both behavioral therapies (cognitive, dialectical, motivational interviewing) and holistic practices, including eye movement and desensitization reprocessing (EMDR). Telehealth counseling is available.

Address: 13611 East 104th Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022

Phone: (720).961.8966

Email: [email protected]

Website: galvanizecounseling.com

2. Thomas Austin, MSW, SWC, Rising Sun Counseling Center

Thomas Austin has a master of social work degree, is a clinical social work candidate, and is a therapist with Rising Sun Counseling Center. He completed his master’s at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2020. He is passionate about his current work with substance abuse treatment but has worked with youth and families involved in the child welfare/juvenile justice systems since 2012. Such work means that he has considerable experience helping clients with stressors, trauma, anxiety, and depression. He treats them with behavioral therapies (cognitive, dialectical, motivational interviewing) and mindfulness. Telehealth counseling is available.

Address: 13575 East 104th Ave.., Suite 300, Commerce City, CO 80022

Phone: (720).263.2493

Email: [email protected]

Website: risingsuncounselingcenter.com

3. Carol Polan, NLC, Rising Sun Counseling Center

Carol Polan is a registered psychotherapist and a counselor intern at Rising Sun Counseling Center. She has a bachelor’s from Regis University and is working on her master’s in clinical mental health at Adams State University. She is also certified in natural lifemanship (equine therapy and related practices). A former foster child, she’s seen firsthand the effects of addiction, trauma, and stress on individuals and families. She focuses on integrative therapy involving behavioral therapies, mindfulness, and other holistic/complementary alternative medicine practices.Telehealth counseling is available.

Address: 13575 East 104th Ave., Suite 300, Commerce City, CO 80022

Phone: (720).739.0312

Email: [email protected]

Website: risingsuncounselingcenter.com

4. Nic Muñoz, MA, LPC, Forge Counseling Collective

Nic Muñoz is a licensed professional counselor and a therapist at Forge Counseling Collective. She completed her master’s at the University of Northern Colorado in 2017. Her areas of specialization include mental health issues (depression, trauma), substance abuse (including when co-occurring with mental illness), particularly among BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. She provides culturally sensitive and empathetic assistance to help people find authenticity and power. Telehealth counseling is available.

Address: 13659 East 104th Ave., Suite 800, Commerce City, CO 80022

Phone: (720).515.1332

Email: [email protected]

Website: forge-cc.com

5. Dave Matheson, MA, LPC, NCC, Forge Counseling Collective

Dave Matheson is a licensed professional counselor, a national certified counselor, and a counselor at Forge Counseling Collective. He specializes in treating behavioral issues, substance use disorders, and related or co-occurring mental health issues. His treatment approach is narrative therapy, a form of psychotherapy. Telehealth counseling is available.

Address: 13659 East 104th Avenue, Suite 800, Commerce City, CO 80022

Phone: (720).262.7254

Email: [email protected]

Website: forge-cc.com

6. Amber Herring, LMFT, LAC, PACT II therapist, Healing Journey Counseling

Amber Herring is a licensed addiction counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a PACT II (a form of couples therapy) therapist. She is a 2010 graduate of Argosy University. She specializes in treating addiction, relationship issues, and eating disorders. Her treatment approaches include acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, and PACT (psychobiological approach to couples therapy). Telehealth counseling is available.

Address: 13659 East 104th Ave., Suite 650, Commerce City, CO 80022

Phone: (303).519.2133

Email: [email protected]

Website: journeyinhealing.com

Recovery from substance use disorders often requires different treatments for different clients, even different combinations of treatments, and a therapist who is skilled in identifying and treating co-occurring mental health issues as well. Look for addiction therapists with broader psychological and counseling training who recognize that addiction is not just caused by weak minds or morals. Frequently it is a chronic disease, similar to diabetes and asthma. It can be controlled, but it may require lifelong vigilance. Proper treatment will give you the coping skills you need to maintain sobriety in the long run.

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